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    Get Ready For Some Tampa Bay Delegate Lightning

    Submitted by zooamerica on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 18:44Daily Paul Liberty Forum

    I'm getting excited. Not about hockey...political baseball season is starting! This whole thing is really starting to get hot, and it's not even summer yet! Heck, it's not even spring and Team Paul America is pitching some serious heat in the early innnings of the 2012 political world series.

    Keep things in perspective

    Few people are actually paying any attention to the big dog and pony show games right now besides political fans, aka, "fanatics," like ourselves. We care, most don't.

    It's too early on to tune in. Baseball, like politics is too boring to watch for the average voter. They'll tune in at around the top of the 7th inning in June.

    I love baseball because it involves so much strategy to win. You can have all the heavy hitters in the lineup, like team Romney, Inc., but if the team has no pitching bullpen, fuhgetaboutit.
    The delegates are the real closers, and only Team Paul America has the bullpen of delegates to win this game.

    Team Romney, Inc. has aweful pitching. He can't even strike out Rick Santorum, and Newt keeps hanging in there with an early homerun dinger, and many foul balls and multiple singles since South Carolina.

    It's the top of the 4th innning and the game is still very tight. For some reason, Romney is intentionally walking Ron Paul every at bat. But Romney is eventually going to be forced to pitch against Paul when all the bases are loaded in Tampa Bay in the bottom of the 9th come late August 2012.

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    Ron Paul Draws 1,100-plus Crowd in Fairbanks, Alaska

    750-plus inside venue, over 200 in overflow areas, and over 100 outside brave cold to see Dr. Paul

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Ė 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul drew more than 1,100 supporters to his Fairbanks town hall meeting, the first of two stops he is making in Alaska today.
    The Congressmanís Fairbanks Town Hall Meeting took place at 1:00 p.m. AKST in the Gold Ballroom of the Westmark Hotel & Conference Center, located at 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
    Below please find a photo of Dr. Paulís visit with supporters from the greater Fairbanks area.



    Ron Paul addresses voters at his Fairbanks town hall meeting.

    The event was the first of two Alaska stops the 12-term Congressman from Texas is holding today.

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    Ron Paul Alaska Team Welcomes Key Endorsement from Mrs. Joe Miller

    Kathleen Miller, wife of popular former Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate, “proudly” stands with Paul

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by Kathleen Miller, wife of Joe Miller, a popular Tea Party Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in the state of Alaska during the 2010 election.

    Organizational affiliations preclude Mr. Miller from making public his support for any presidential candidate. However, his biography follows the public endorsement and following statement issued by Mrs. Miller alone:

    “I am supporting Ron Paul because he is the only candidate who is truly committed to following the Constitution and its original intent. Dr. Paul also understands and is committed to addressing the extreme fiscal crisis our nation is faced with.

    “At this point in our nation’s history, we cannot risk more business as usual. The circumstances demand a leader who will take his oath of office seriously and who will confront the ingrained corruption the marks modern American politics.

    “I proudly stand with Dr. Paul and Carol as they continue their fight for liberty.”

    Joe Miller shocked the political world on August 24, 2010 when he, according to media accounts, came out of nowhere to defeat incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaskan Republican Primary. He then entered into a contentious three-way general election, where federal contractors and others who benefited from the status quo waged a multimillion-dollar campaign and managed to help narrowly defeat Joe.

    Joe graduated from West Point in the top 1 percent of the Class of 1989. He then served as an armor officer with the 1st Infantry Division, seeing combat in Operation Desert Storm. During his service, he was decorated with the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and other awards. After active duty, Joe attended Yale Law School where he earned his juris doctorate. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Alaska.

    Joe’s commitment to public service continued following his move to Alaska, which was the fulfillment of a long held dream. At the age of 30, he was appointed as a State Magistrate (the youngest then serving in Alaska). Further honors followed four years later when Miller was appointed an Acting State District Court Judge and, shortly thereafter, U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fairbanks. Again, he had the distinction of being the youngest then serving in that federal position, not only in the state, but also in the entire nation. He later served as a part-time borough attorney, while he ran a successful law practice.

    Joe and Kathleen currently reside in Fairbanks with their children and have been married for over 19 years.

    Providing a strong boost to Ron Paul’s Alaska organization, such endorsements present Ron Paul as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. They also demonstrate that the 12-term Congressman from Texas has the only campaign organization capable of maintaining a 50-state competition with the moderate-establishment Romney.

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    Supporting Santorum Means Rejecting the Tea Party

    The Tea Party’s primary goal from the very beginning was to target government spending and debt. Some members were more fiscally conservative, some were more socially conservative, some were independents and some were even folks who might have voted for Obama but had become scared of what the Democrats were doing to the country.

    But the Tea Party also represented Americans who were fed up with what the Republican Party had done to our country, showing as much anger toward the big spending Bush years as they did Obama.
    Before the Tea Party, big government Republicans could more easily win re-elections with a wink and a nod to conservatives, despite their horrible records. After the Tea Party, big government Republicans feared the conservative grassroots, who often targeted such Republican politicians precisely because of their records.

    The Tea Party represented independence.

    Rick Santorum has always represented everything the Tea Party purported to stand against. The Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney has noted:

    As a member of Senate leadership, Santorum literally was an agent of the GOP establishment during passage of No Child Left Behind, the expansion of Medicare, and the overspending of the Bush era.”

    Reviewing Santorum’s book “It Takes a Family” Red State’s Ben Domenech was even more explicit:

    Does Rick Santorum have any clue what the Tea Party movement stands for? Is he being purposefully obtuse here? Doesn’t he realize that the big government solutions he advocated for in his book are exactly the reason so many Tea Partiers today don’t call themselves Republicans any more? Certainly, Santorum was a crusader for social conservatives during his time in office… but he was never categorized as someone with robust views on the size or scope of government. As Jonathan Rauch wrote in his book review of the Senator’s ‘It Takes a Family,’ “[Santorum's] first priority is to make government pro-family, not to make it small.”

    Whatever Santorum is as a candidate for the 2012 nomination (besides laughable), he is not and will never be a “Tea Party candidate” by any definition but his own. While he and other candidates may long to adapt the Tea Party label to their own political comebacks, the truth is that the Tea Party exists mainly as a rejection of a permissive attitude toward massive government spending and “compassionate” programs by people who loved playing the statesman role in the GOP over the past decade. And Tea Partiers know it.

    Do Tea Partiers still “know it?” Or have they forgotten what their movement was supposed to be about?

    The kind of Republicans who embraced phony conservatives like Santorum in the past represented the same, old hypocritical GOP that liked to talk conservative but always spent as much money as the Democrats. The Tea Party was, first and foremost, a reaction against this politics of old.

    But Santorum unquestionably represents the big government politics of old. To a tee. A Tea Partier who champions Santorum as one of their own is like the New York Yankees championing a member of the Red Sox as one of their own. The former has always been defined primarily by its opposition to the latter.

    Tea Partiers who now embrace Santorum should stop pretending they belong to any sort of independent, anti-establishment movement. They belong to the Republican Party. The GOP establishment has been trying to figure out how to corral the Tea Party back into the party machine since day one. With Santorum, they could very well have their solution.

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    100th Monkey Effect: We will get there, just keep doing what we're doing.



    The 100th Monkey Effect:

    There will be a tipping Point but it's not going to happen unless we get off our butts and DANCE!

    A Million Strong at the RNC!

    "A Revolution Without Dancing; Is a Revolution Not Worth Having"

    If you ever doubt if one person can make a difference, just remember this clip.

    Wooooooo Hooooooo "NO ONE BUT PAUL"
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    Ron Paul: "I Think Sanctions Give Iran Motivation To Want A Nuclear Weapon"


    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/04/2012 12:43 -0500

    There are those who say that while they agree completely with Ron Paul's economic policy of fixing the #1 issue that ails America (as a reminder, total US debt/GDP would only decline under a Ron Paul presidency) they disagree with Paul on his foreign policy. We wonder why when all he does is instead of appealing to the jingoism of warmongers and patronizing the basest of herd instincts, he simply tells the truth. Such as on Today's State of the Union show on CNN when asked if Obama has done "enough" to force Iran to stop its nuclear development via sanctions and others, his reply was spot on: "I think he gets too much involved. I think sanctions gives the motivation for them to want a nuclear weapon. We have 45 bases around them, we can demolish them within hours. And the worst thing the sanctions do, and Republicans and Democrats both support it and the other GOP candidates want war even more, the whole thing is there is a lot of dissension in Iran and we should encourage it by not interfering, once we get involve and threaten to bomb them, it becomes nationalistic - everyone joins the Ayataollah and Ahmedinejad. So there is a blowback - unusual circumstances and unintended consequences. So yes, our people are well-intended, but they don't realize how much damage they do by not accomplishing what they want and causing more harm to us. So our military personnel right now are very adamant not to be involved in a bombing of Iran, it makes no sense whatsoever to our military personnel, to the CIA, even though they are much more interventionist than I am."

    And probably even more important in light of Obama's apology for burning down Korans (but not for pictures of torture), Paul had this to say: "I thought McNamara was rather astute when he they asked him about the mess he caused in Vietnam: "don't you think you should apologize to the American people and to the world" he said: "what good is an apology: if you make mistakes and you see this and you stir enough trouble, why don't we change our policy. That's what he said: "we should change our policy." So if we have a policy going on in the middle east that is begging that we apologize now and then and others condemning it, I think we should reassess our foreign policy, and that is what I think we are not doing, and that is why I am quite different than the other candidates - the American people are sick and tired of the wars going on over there, we are going broke fighting these wars that are not legitimate in that we were not attacked, they were not declared, and the American people in their majority want us out of there."

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    Ron Paul gets endorsement from five members of Romney’s family

    By Alex Pappas
    Published: 1:15 PM 03/05/2012


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    Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Monday announced that five distant relatives of rival Mitt Romney’s family are endorsing his Republican presidential campaign.

    A news release from the Paul campaign boasts of having the support of Ty Romney, Travis Romney, Chad Romney, Jared Romney and Troy Romney. Three of the Romneys — who live in Idaho — will speak on Paul’s behalf during the state’s caucuses on Tuesday.

    “I support Ron Paul because he defends the Constitution , loves America and understands what it means to be an American, including the right to live your life any way you want as long as you respect others,” said chiropractor Travis Romney, a second cousin once removed from Mitt Romney.

    This isn’t the first time a family member of one of Paul’s rivals announced support for the libertarian-leaning candidate from Texas. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s nephew, John Garver, penned a column for The Daily Caller endorsing Paul.

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    Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)

    Submitted by Tom Mullen on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 08:21

    Heading into “Super Tuesday,” many conservatives lament that they do not like any of the remaining Republican candidates for president. Romney is too moderate, Gingrich too much a “Washington insider,” and Santorum both an insider and a guaranteed loser against Obama thanks to his willingness to bare his soul about some of his more outlandish socially conservative views.

    That leaves Ron Paul, who would seem to be the ideal conservative candidate. Paul’s Plan to Restore America actually cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year as president, including eliminating the Department of Education that Ronald Reagan promised to abolish.

    Paul is the only candidate that actually disagrees with President Obama in principle on “spreading the wealth around.” Paul doesn’t just nibble a few pennies away from financially insignificant welfare programs. He actually has a funded plan to let young people opt out of Medicare and Social Security. This is really a plan to responsibly end these programs. Government-mandated programs only survive because people are forced to participate. If conservatives really do oppose socialism, they should agree with Paul on this. Where do they think Social Security got its name?

    For a large group of conservatives, they are with Paul right up until he explains his foreign policy. Suddenly, not only does the courtship end, they stop taking calls and change their phone numbers. That’s unfortunate because most conservatives make this decision upon a completely distorted view of Paul’s foreign policy.

    All of Ron Paul’s policy decisions are based upon the same underlying principle: the libertarian principle of non-aggression. As he stated during my own interview with him last year (about the 7:30 mark here), “That’s the moral principle. The legislative principle is really in the Constitution.” Based upon this principle, the government is never allowed to initiate force against the innocent. That means that it cannot redistribute wealth, it cannot stop you from harming yourself with drugs or other vices, and it cannot start a war with another nation.

    This is not some new age idea from the early libertarian movement of the 1970’s. This is the foundation of the founders’ philosophy of government. Thomas Jefferson made it explicit when he said, “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”[1]

    Jefferson’s first order of business upon reaching the White House was to cut military spending dramatically. His goal was a military establishment adequate to defend the nation but inadequate to the imperial designs of Federalists like Alexander Hamilton. However, when the Pasha of Tripoli declared war upon the United States, Jefferson did not hesitate to send in the Marines for a quick and decisive win.

    The confusion starts when Paul’s policies are described as “dovish” or “soft” on Iran or other supposedly belligerent nations. People unfamiliar with libertarian ideas may honestly misunderstand them. Others deliberately distort them. Let there be no confusion. Non-aggression is not pacifism. Libertarians hit back.

    Indeed, Paul has said that if the people really do want to go to war, then he would ask the Congress for a declaration of war. He rarely gets time to explain why this is important. The declaration of war involves a debate about whether a state of war already exists. That’s why it’s so important. The declaration of war power doesn’t authorize Congress to start a war. It allows them to direct the president to end it. Check the language of every declaration of war that Congress has ever made. They all support this interpretation.

    Active duty military seem to understand this implicitly, which is why they overwhelmingly support Ron Paul. They are ready to risk their lives for their country, but only when their country is truly in danger. Why don’t most conservative voters agree with them? They decorate their vehicles with stickers saying “Support Our Troops” but do not support the candidate that the troops want to be president.

    It is no accident that the United States has never really won a war since Congress stopped declaring them. Instead, we send our troops into some far-off land for decades at a time with no clear definition of victory. Their hands are tied with confusing rules of engagement that keep them from winning and prolong the war. This is good for those who profit from war but bad for the troops who risk or lose their lives.

    None of this happens in a Ron Paul presidency. Instead, war is far less likely to come at all, which is a good thing. If it is forced upon us, Ron Paul will have it properly declared by the Congress and then will fight it to win. Make no mistake. Of all of the Republican candidates for president, only Ron Paul will win the next war.

    Tom Mullen is the author of A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of America.


    [1] Jefferson, Thomas Letter to Francis Walker Gilmer June 7, 1816 from The Works of Thomas Jefferson edited by Paul Leicester Ford G.P. Putnam’s Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press 1905 pg. 533-34

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    OMG: Gloves are off! Lt.Col. Anthony Shaffer just admitted LIVE on Air that Awlaki was a KNOWN Triple-Agent for the FBI!

    Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 13:22
    Lt.Col. Shaffer, a man well known amongst R3VOLution, who was in charge of tracking OBL before 9/11, who ran Able Danger, while discussing NDAA with Alex Jones, just admitted openly for the first time, most definitely, emphatically stated for fact, that there are documented, traceable evidence to PROVE that Awlaki was a TRIPLE intel asset for the US Govt!!!

    Former and active veterans and intel officers are clearly seeing the writing on the wall, post-NDAA passage. This news on top of the fact that TWO Senators just came out admitting that there were evidence to prove that the Saudi intel were directly involved in orchestrating 9/11. I'd say that the Saudi Intel were more than likely a Secondary or Tertiary force involved.

    That said, regardless, um seriously: 15 out of 19 hijackers were Saudis. Like F'ng DUH!

    The Rubicon has long been Crossed.

    It's all a matter of who will blink first...

    Plus, Shaffer just called Dr. Paul's officially retained Atty. Bruce Fein as a "close friend!"

    Just think what CAN happen with 9/11 investigation under Dr. Paul's presidency.

    You KNOW real patriots like Col. Douglas Macgregor, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Fmr. CIA Philip Giraldi will DEFINITELY be on the Doc's NSC, or at least very, very, very high possibility!

    Wow. I'm still picking my jaw off the floor when Lt. Col. Shaffer just stated that they took out Awlaki because he was a US Gvt asset/triple agent who knew too much!

    wow.

    double wow! Wow!

    I'll post YouTube clips as they becomes available.

    This is BIG, folks. Very Very Big.

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